WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- The hot DC neighborhood of Adams Morgan is only getting hotter.

Marissa Schneider, senior curator for Gilt City DC, talked to us about the resurgence ofindependently-owned businesses, yoga and her love of Smoke and Barrel on 18th Street.

Schneider also shared her neighborhood picks with Jessica Doyle for yoga and food -- and saves you money.

FROM GILT CITY:One of Gilt City DC's favorite DC yoga studios is YOGA CHAI. Yogis of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities are welcome to practice this ancient form of fitness at this serene Adams Morgan studio.

The studio, one of the first to open in Adams Morgan, is the brainchild of husband-and-wife team Alex Paraskevas and Autumn Wilson. Alex, who also cofounded Yoga Chai's sister studio Georgetown Yoga, was inspired alongside his wife Autumn by their three children to create a family-friendly environment. You won't get dirty looks if you giggle or lose or your balance during practice at Yoga Chai. Laughing, talking, asking questions and imperfect technique are welcome during class. Right now,Gilt City DC ISoffering packages including 5 class for $35, 10 classes for $65 and two months unlimited yoga for $99.

Gilt City DC also loves Smoke and Barrel on 18th Street. It offers a creative take on barbeque, a global look at food-friendly craft beer, and a Kentucky bias for our list of over 100 fine whiskeys. We love their casual environment and warm knowledgeable service that allows you to enjoy their unique interpretation of country cooking.On Monday the 22nd, Gilt City will be offering 3 packages with them for a bottomless mimosa and BBQ brunch buffet, vegetarian meal for 2 or a signature smoke platter.

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